At Pakeman, we are committed to ensuring that children have high quality teaching in PE. Children receive weekly PE lessons from a specialist teacher and all pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week to develop the core skills they need to become well-rounded sportsmen and women.

Swimming

Year 3 and 4 children have one term of swimming lessons at Caledonian Road Swimming Pool each year provided by professional swimming instructors. This ensures that children have at least two terms of swimming throughout their time at primary school. We also provide ‘top up swimming’ for year 6 children who could not swim 25 metres by the end of year 4.

Children should be able to swim at least one full length and we aim for them to be confident swimmers by the end of Year 6.

Swimming data analysis for 2019 (Last full year at school before the pandemic)

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 35/41 children (85%)
  • Use a range of strokes effectively: 27/41 children (66%)
  • Perform safe self-rescue in a range of water-based situations 35/41 children (85%)

Pupils also have the opportunity to complete the National Cycling Proficiency scheme in KS2.

We provide opportunities for children to take part in a range of tournaments both within school (Intra-competitions) between year groups and with other schools (Inter-competitions).

We provide opportunities for children to take part in a range of tournaments both within school (Intra-competitions) between year groups and with other schools (Inter-competitions).

For information about our sports grant spending in 2019/2020, please click here.

For information about our planned sports grant spending in 2020/2021, please click here.

For information about our sports grant spending in 2021/2022, please click here

We have been awarded an Activemark for high quality provision.